|Royston Tester, Writer, Art Waves #155|
Royston Tester is a citizen of the world and his latest short story collection, Fatty Goes to China, demonstrates the depth and breadth of his experience. Just reading it will add a few more stamps to your passport! But better yet, it will remove the walls between you and the next person, no matter who s/he may be. Tune in to episode #155 to begin your journey with this remarkable guide.
Keywords: Alan Hollinghurst; Hardy; Conrad; Forster; Lawrence; Ondaatje; Munro; Carver; O'Connor; McEwan; Barnes; Michael Wong; John Metcalf; Edmund White; adoption
|204 John Terpstra ( Dec. 8, 2013)|
Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls. The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind. Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Keywords: W.H.Auden; Richard Wilbur; the Bruce Trail; Steetly Quarry; Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye; Wendell Berry; Michael Moore; Friends of the Redhill Valley; Paul Lisson; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Michael Ondaatje; John Laing Singers; Dylan yn it Frysk
|Sarah Sheard, Novelist, Art Waves #179|
Krank: Love in the New Dark Times is a novel set on Toronto Island in which Bertold Brecht somehow returns to life, and to love, just in time for the infamous [G-20] Summit. Sheard's fourth novel, Krank sparks a lively conversation about how the imagination can help us interpret the tragedies and comedies of real life.
Keywords: Brecht & Co; mindfulness; Vipassana meditation; Gestalt Therapy; Mia Sheard; John Sheard; Liza Sheard; Virginia Woolf; Michael Ondaatje; B.P. Nichol; Coach House; Andrew O'Hagan; Ali Smith; Al Purdy; Teresa Stratas; Ron Hynes
|228 John Terpstra ( Parapet Wall)|
John Terpstra's fourth book of nonfiction is about to be launched. The House with the Parapet Wall began with an invitation from Paul Lisson to write something for the online journal Hamilton Arts & Letters. The invitation gave Terpstra a way to write about his mother's diminishment and eventual death. Like the book itself, this interview became a meditation on the role art can play in helping us through the loss of a loved one.
Keywords: Hamilton Arts & Letters; Paul Lisson; Fiona Kinsella; Peter Stevens; Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle; Frances Ward; Marilynne Robinson; Iroquois Bar; Willa Cather; John Steinbeck; Eudora Welty; Leo Tolstoy; Miranda Hill; Bookmark Project; Michael Ondaatje; B.P. Nichol; Kate Braid; Lucinda Williams